Board

Peter Dicks

Independent non-executive Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors, member of the Audit & Management Engagement Committee
Peter was a founder and Director of Abingworth plc which between 1973 and 1992 specialised in making venture capital investments in the USA and the UK. He is currently Chairman of SVM UK Emerging Fund plc, a Director of Unicorn AIM VCT plc, Foresight Solar Fund Ltd, Miton UK MicroCap Trust plc and a number of other unquoted companies.

Richard Fitzalan Howard

Independent non-executive Director. Chairman of the Nomination Committee, member of the Audit & Management Engagement Committee
Richard became Chairman of Stonehage Fleming Investment Management Ltd in 2010, having been CEO for the previous ten years. He joined Fleming Investment Management in 1975 and held a number of senior positions in London and New York. He also sits on the investment committees of the Dulverton Trust, Corpus Christi College Oxford, and the Sovereign Order of Malta.

Christopher Mills

Independent non-executive Director. Member of the Audit & Management Engagement Committee
Christopher founded Harwood Capital Management in 2011, a successor from J O Hambro Capital Management, which he co-founded in 1993. He is chief executive and investment manager of North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc and chief investment officer of Harwood Capital LLP. He is a non-executive director of numerous companies, some of which are publicly quoted. Christopher was a director of Invesco MIM, where he was head of North American investments and venture capital, and of Samuel Montagu International.

Kasia Robinski

Independent non-executive Director, Chair of the Audit & Management Engagement Committee
Kasia has over 25 years’ experience in investment banking and private equity, in the UK, the U.S. and Europe, including with Hanover Investors – a specialist active equity turnaround firm, with Prospect Investment Management, the Sutton Company (now Sutton Trust), Credit Suisse First Boston and Goldman Sachs. She has served on numerous international boards and has undertaken various operating roles, typically CFO or CEO, in a broad range of business sectors from media through to oil and gas. Kasia currently is engaged in a number of private and active equity projects and is a non-executive director and Chairman of the audit committee of Henderson International Income Trust PLC. Kasia holds a MSc degree in Engineering/Economics from Cambridge University and an MBA from the Stanford Business School.